This figure shows the relationship between greenhouse gas emissions and GDP. Even when emissions targets point downward, they may not necessarily imply a significant departure from business as usual.
Worldwide emissions of CO2 have risen steeply since the start of the industrial revolution, with the largest increases coming after 1945.
Sources & Notes
Note: this chart has been updated with 2005 data.
This chart shows how emissions from the major emitting countries contribute to the world total.
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